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Mission Beyond COVID-19: COVID-19: Hindrance or Help to Peacemaking?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Ckwqs9Biw&feature=youtu.beThe COVID-19 pandemic has enforced national borders through travel bans and disrupted planned peacemaking events for 2020, such as those associated with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. But it has also led to new calls for a cessation of hostilities world-wide, such as the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2532. Will the pandemic lead to more separation and conflict as groups seek to secure their own health and other interests?
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PEACE, PANDEMICS, AND PLASTIC BOTTLES – PRIORITISING THE FUTURE?

The recording of the lecture is now online, and you can listen along while you read the lecture below. Click here to listen: http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/beckly-lecture/ BECKLY LECTURE 29 JUNE 2020 METHODIST CONFERENCE PEACE, PANDEMICS AND PLASTIC BOTTLES – PRIORITISING THE FUTURE? GREETINGS AND OPENING REMARKS It is generally being realised everything must change. Covid-19 has brought us globally to imagine a new world. It is never too late to commit oneself to
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The World Methodist Council welcomes UN Security Council’s adoption of Resolution 2532 (2020)

The World Methodist Council (WMC), founded in 1881, is a consultative body and association of churches in the Methodist and Wesleyan tradition. It comprises 82 member denominations in 138 countries, which together represent near 82 million people. Bishop Ivan Abrahams, the General Secretary, warmly welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of Resolution 2532 (2020), which demands “a general and immediate ceasefire of hostilities in all situations, on its agenda.” He notes and appreciates the
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General Secretary’s response to the call to a day of fasting, prayer, and acts of charity

The World Methodist Council together with many other faith communities around the world will respond to an appeal from Pope Francis and Judge Mohamed Abdel Salam, Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity to observe Thursday, May 14 as a “special day of prayer, fasting, and charitable work to implore God to help humanity overcome the Coronavirus pandemic.” COVID-19 offers us an opportunity to stand together and push the reset/recalibrate
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